Burundi Vice President of the Republic, Mr. Joseph Butore, took the plane Wednesday 23 January 2019 for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to represent the President of the Republic of Burundi in the inauguration ceremonies of the new President of the DRC, Mr. Félix Tshisekedi.
The inauguration of the new DR Congo President will take place on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Mr. Butore said in an interview with the press that Burundi cannot miss this event as Burundi and DR Congo have so many things in common and shared interests.
DR Congo, Mr. Butore pointed out, is a ‘great friend, big neighbor, big partner with Burundi‘.
The two countries share the same past because they got the same colonizers i.e Belgian people, stressed Mr. Butore.
The much contested DR election have finally seen the ‘downtime’ after a series of ups and downs. The world was much afraid of the outcomes of the DR Congo presidential elections.
Although the runner-up, Martin Fayulu, still claims that the vote was rigged, and proclaimed himself as the ‘legal president’, it is likely that the Martin Fayulu ‘supporters’ are fading away.
#Burundi Le 2ème Vice-Président de la République @ButoreJ prend l'avion à destination de Kinshasa où il va représenter le Président de la République, @pnkurunziza, aux cérémonies d'investiture de @fatshi13, nouveau Président élu en République Démocratique du Congo (#RDC). pic.twitter.com/i5hXGa2GY0
— RTNB (@RTNBurundi) January 23, 2019
The European Union and the African Union, after some skeptical stance on the DR Congo presidential elections, have finally acknowledged the new DR Congo president, who was vindicated by the High Constitutional Court of DR Congo.
The African Union and the European Union have finally agreed to ‘work with the new DR Congo president’.
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